Trump knows he probably won’t get enough votes to win, so his plan is evidently to create chaos with the postal service so that the election will be a disaster, and then use the excuse of the chaos to try to delegitimize the election.
🔹He'd need to lead and he doesn't know how.
🔹The GOP wouldn't back him up because using .government to help people goes against their philosophy of government.
🔹His supporters would resist because masks have been politicized as "weak."
🔹The lie machine (right wing media) can't rewind.
🔹Fox wouldn't back him up because it would require pulling together with Democrats for a common cause, and without Democrats as their "enemy" Fox has no purpose.
🔹It isn't as simple as calling for a shutdown: people with resource would need support, we'd need testing and PPE, so pulling this together requires a degree of competence.
🔹Trump doesn't know how to actually manage anything.
2/ Of course there is compromising material, but it’s right out there in the open. They lie, openly embrace Russia, take dirty money, engage in insider trading, break laws and norms and shield trump when he does the same.
1/ For Eisen, the moral, legal, and ethical White House crisis began shortly after Trump's inauguration when he refused to put his assets into a blind trust—and then immediately began violating the emoluments clause by using his office to profit his businesses.
2/ The real problem: “Trump was not going off the rails; instead, he believed that there were no rails.” p. 15.
A little research showed Eisen how Trump had gotten away with it for decades: First he abused the law, then he covered it up with confusion and spectacle.